Race Route 2018 New Zealand Cycle Classic


Circuit race - Tuesday 16 January 2018

On Tuesday 16 January, the day before the NZCC, local and international riders will participate in a short criterium race in a 3km circuit.

There will two races, one for any NZ club riders who wish to take part and the second race, a 45 minutes criterium for all national and international riders in the NZCC.

Approximate times at this stage are:

Masterton Cycling Club invitational race - 6.15pm

International riders race - Start 7.00pm approximate


New Zealand Cycle Classic 2018

Stage One; Wednesday 17 January 2018

Masterton to Castlepoint
Start time: 10.00am
Finish time: 1.18pm (approximately)
Distance: 121 km
Start: Copthorne Solway Park Hotel & Resort, Masterton
Finish: Castlepoint
Route: Riders will start in Masterton, heading north towards Mauriceville, returning to Masterton via Whangaehu Valley and Te Ore Ore Bideford Road.  At Te Ore Ore riders turn Left onto Castlepoint Road to the finish in Castlepoint.

Stage Two; Thursday 18 January 2018

Masterton - Te Wharau - Admiral Hill
Start time: 10.00 am
Finish time: 2.15pm (approximately)
Distance: 147 km
Start: Copthorne Solway Park Hotel & Resort - Masterton
Finish: Admiral Hill Road.
Route: Riders travel from Masterton towards Riversdale via Masterton- Castlepoint Rd, returning to Masterton towards Wainuioro via Limeworks hill and going to the finish at Admiral hill via Te Wharau hill.

Stage Three; Friday 19 January 2018

Masterton - Martinborough
Start time: 10.00am
Finish time: 1.25pm (approximately)
Distance: 136 km
Start: Copthorne Solway Park Hotel & Resort, Masterton
Finish: Martinborough Square
Route: Riders travel from Masterton to Martinborough. At Martinborough riders complete eight laps of an 8 km circuit.

Stage Four; Saturday 20 January 2018

Masterton - Gladstone circuit - Masterton
Start time: 10.00am
Finish time: 1.30pm (approximately)
Distance: 120km
Start: Copthorne Solway Park Hotel & Resort, Masterton
Finish: Johnstone St
Route: Riders start from Solway Hotel, travel neutralised towards Masterton via High St and Chapel St. At Roundabout go into Dixon St, Left turn onto Church St, Right Turn onto Colombo Rd, Left Turn onto Johnstone St  and travel towards Gladstone.  At Gladstone riders will complete three laps of a 30km circuit before returning to the finish at Johnstone St in Masterton.

Stage Five; Sunday 21 January 2018

Masterton Circuit - Mitre 10 Mega
Start time: 10.00am
Finish time: 12.45pm (approximately)
Distance: 120 km
Start: Mitre 10 Mega, Ngamutaua Road, Masterton
Finish: Mitre 10 Mega
Route: Riders will complete 12 laps of a 10km circuit.